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    October 31, 2012
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, october 31st, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." the damage from sandy is staggering. more than 50 dead and nearly 7 million people without power. >> the storm has crippled travel along the east coast. we are inside an airline command center to see the struggle to get back to normal. >> and a massive construction crane continues to dangle over midtown manhattan. john miller takes us inside what went wrong. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. it's the worst thing that happened in this city, certainly, since 9/11. >> millions in the northeast struggle in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> the death toll continues to
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rise as a result of the storm. >> more than 6.5 million people are still without electricity. >> very difficult day. >> new jersey certainly hit the hardest. >> itis sight of devastation that makes it look as if there had been a bombing there. >> rescue teams trying to go house to house helping those who could not leave on their own. >> trapped in their house for 24 hours now. no cold. no heat. no electric. a lot of them were just tired. >> it could take days before subway lines are running normal in new york city. >> you're the most popular guy in the city today, huh? >> yes, sir. >> wall street up and running today for the first time since superstorm sandy blew ashore. >> breezy point was absolutely devastated. it was completely leveled. >> we're just devastated from this. shocked. shocked that it's happened to us. >> governor romney is cautiously venturing back on to the campaign trail. president obama still tied up with dealing with the storm. >> two of the three major
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airports serving the new york area reopened. laguardia remains a flooded mess. >> uh-oh. uh-oh. >> we will reset halloween by executive order. my power knows no bounds. >> is that one of those governor chris christie fleece zip-ups. >> power to your house, nonexistent. that means darkness and candles and whining children. >> on "cbs this morning." >> people had no e-mail, facebook, twitter or instagram or as aol users put it, welcome to the party. welcome to cbs this morning. as you wake up on the west coast, the remains of superstorm sandy are still being felt as far as wisconsin, but it's nothing like the damage here in the northeast. the death toll this morning is at least 57. 22 of them in new york city
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alone. >> around 6.8 million utility customers are still without power in 16 states and washington, d.c. in hard-hit lower manhattan, power will not be fully restored until the weekend at the earliest. however, financial markets reopened a few minutes ago, and most major airports are also opened. our correspondents are all along the east coast again this morning reporting on the impact of superstorm sandy. >> we begin with jeff glor along the jersey shore which bore the brunt of sandy's wind and rain. president obama will visit the devastation just a few hours from now. jeff is in atlantic city. good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning to you. the sun is out in atlantic city now. that's something we haven't seen in awhile. but still nearly 2 million people in this state remain without power. this is what 14 inches of rain and a direct hit leaves behind. the coast guard launched missions from north carolina to cape cod in the wake of sandy.
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and outside atlantic city, we joined one. >> what are you looking at up here? >> about 25 knots. >> more than 80% of this area was flooded. some neighborhoods remain waterlogged. piers are mangled. boardwalk bits cast aside. >> you're up here doing a damage assessment but also looking for any leaking fuel or ships that may be adrift. >> there's a careful recording as well of what spots held and which didn't. information designed to help protect from the next storm. >> the flooding, the destruction there is pretty severe. >> reporter: the president has declared eight counties in new jersey major disaster areas. all of them along the coast. >> we knew it was going to be bad, but this is pretty devastating. >> reporter: it could be days or even weeks before power is back. in one spot, they lined up on foot tuesday just to get gas. >> on the barrier island of seaside heights, sand consumed block after block.
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also demolished a pier leaving a roller coaster sitting in the ocean. >> very difficult. >> governor chris christie spoke about the scope of the damage tuesday and recalled his childhood. speaking with resilience, but also resignation. >> we'll rebuild it. no question in my mind, we'll rebuild it. but for those of us who are my age, it won't be the same. >> reporter: christie says he'll talk to the president today about getting the army corps of engineers out here to start planning and rebuilding the beach. charlie, norah? >> jeff glor, thank you. new york city is struggling to come to life after the storm. buses are running and roads are reopening, but the subways are still closed. jim axelrod is in lower manhattan. >> the sea water that came over that wall and flooded the underground power stations and subway stations has crippled lower manhattan. and one transit official says this is the gravest disaster the new york transit system has ever
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faced. superstorm sandy may have moved on, but parts of new york city remain paralyzed in her wake. >> restoring power and mass transit remain the two biggest challenges in the days ahead. that recovery is a mammoth job. >> it's the worst thing that happened to this city, certainly, since 9/11. >> reporter: new york city's subway system, which averages more than 5 million commuters per workday is closed indefinitely because all seven subway tunnels linking manhattan to brooklyn and queens are flooded. at some stations near battery park, where monday's surge of seawater hit hardest, stairwells look more like swimming pools. >> there was no way to prepare that would have kept the water out? >> no. >> officials say sandy is the biggest disaster to ever hit the new york transit system. so severe that fema is bringing in this team from the army corps of engineers to help. the same group brought in to new orleans after hurricane katrina.
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>> we expect it to be a challenging engineering problem, and getting that all storm surge back out and up and running again, will take some time and engineering talent and a lot of willpower. >> reporter: they'll also need electric power, something 323,000 customers in new york city are still without. workers are pumping around the clock to remove sea water from underground equipment. but dark skylines and dangerous intersections will be the new normal in lower manhattan and some parts of the outer boroughs for a while longer. utility companies say it might be a week before power is fully restored. city buses here in new york resume full service today to get the city going again. there will be fare-free rides. no charge. also today we saw for the first time ferry service from new jersey resuming. back to you. >> and there is much more than water damage in new york city. there was a devastating fire on the rockaway peninsula where
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much of a neighborhood burned down early tuesday morning. that fire left more than 100 homes destroyed. michelle miller is in breezy point queens with that story. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. not a single building on breezy point was left unscathed. the storm surge rushed in and washed away everything. but what is still difficult to fathom here for many residents is how in five feet of water and rushing water at that, the rain coming down the way it was, fire could do this. to house after house. block after block. it's the wake-up call no one wants to receive. a six-alarm fire that tore through the tiny beach town of breezy point. volunteer firefighter danny mckeefrey rushed to the scene. his brother's house was fully engulfed. both were among the 200 firefighters called in to battle
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as the wind with flames jumped from house to house. >> everything was on fire. flames were 50 feet up in the air. and just taking everything out. no stopping it. >> oh, my god. >> his mother's home was destroyed by the storm surge. it was on the opposite side of the island on jamaica bay and was still knocked off its foundation. joanne mckeefrey's eight children, four lost homes in breezy point. three by storm surge, one by fire. so this is your house? >> yes. the entire front kitchen wall blew out. >> reporter: this is a close-knit neighborhood of mostly firefighters and cops with more than 100 homes destroyed, only a religious icon was left standing in the debris. >> say your prayers for us. that's what you can do. prayer. >> reporter: catherine sullivan lives in the rockaway, the next town over. another community that saw fire
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hopscotch from home to home. >> we're just all devastated from this. i don't have words to tell you, but i know we will come out of this. >> reporter: breezy point lost 37 residents in 9/11. more died next dear in bell harbor a few months later when american flight 587 crashed. but even with this latest tragedy, many told us they're not leaving. they will rebuild. >> whole family lost everything. we'll figure it out. we have to. nowhere else to go. >> reporter: what is truly amazing, norah and charlie is that no one was seriously injured here. 111 homes burned to the ground. 20 more heavily damaged. and what is being called one of the worst fires in new york city history. >> michelle miller, thank you. just as the storm seemed to be ending tuesday, two new jersey towns were hit by massive flooding. hundreds of people had to
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evacuate. elaine quijano is in moonachie, new jersey. >> here in moonachie, the floodwaters have receded quite a bit, but there is still plenty of standing water that remains. interestingly, residents here were actually not told to evacuate because it's several miles inland. but now they have a long ordeal ahead. >> we'll be able to get you. we have to go here first and then there. >> reporter: throughout new jersey, first responders were heading towards emergencies to those who couldn't help themselves and those who didn't see it coming. like residents of moonachie and little ferry miles inland. and submerged by more than five feet of water in just 45 minutes. after a tidal surge from superstorm sandy pushed the hackensack river over its banks. floodwaters destroyed moonachie's only firehouse. teams from surrounding towns joined national guard troops to save more than 1200 people and bus them to temporary shelters. >> it was devastating.
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it was certainly not what we were expecting. >> she was there to help her parents weather the storm. >> we had been through something like this in the past, but thinking it was just going to be small water. not like this. >> reporter: and sandy claimed call of christina baraicevic's belongings in her basement apartment. >> the water was up to my waist outside. oh, my gosh, it's coming through, like a pocket of water. but gave her perspective. >> i'm safe, she's safe, that's all that matters. everything can be replaced. >> reporter: she spent last night at her mom's house. they don't have power, but they have what they need. >> i have a beautiful big family and a nice warm house to be in. and not everybody has that. >> reporter: others, though, were not so fortunate. authorities found the body of a 69-year-old man in the hackensack river. and there are some 4500 people in shelters throughout the
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state. new problems in the aftermath of sandy as jeff glor reported earlier, there are now long lines for gasoline. one woman said she waited two hours for gas in wall township, new jersey, on tuesday. the line at that station was 200 cars long by the afternoon. many stations in the region are out of gas and other stations remain closed because of the fear of fuel contamination. >> the storm crippled the entire transportation system in the northeast, which has had a ripple effect across the nation. this morning, bob orr is at washington reagan national airport. bob, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. some good news finally. operations are getting back to normal at reagan national and at other airports along the northeastern corridor. and a couple of big airports have reopened now. new york's jfk and newark international. but since sunday, some 20,000 flights were canceled by sandy. many of them at new york's major airports. laguardia airport with a runway less than seven feet above sea
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level was no match for sandy's record storm surge. laguardia is still under water, but not the planes. >> we repositioned over 100 airplanes from the east coast to our west coast cities, to denver, to houston, in order to get them out of harm's way. >> now getting those planes and flight crews back where they belong is an urgent challenge for the 300 people at the united airlines operations center in chicago. >> and we're going to have two 0007s out of houston. >> you need to now find crews. we need to redo the flight plans. we need to refuel the aircraft. all of those pieces, putting that back together. >> reporter: even with limited service there were no lines of angry stranded passengers at reagan airport. early flight status alerts warned travellers to stay home. and before sandy made landfall, airlines began waiving fees for people who changed their flights. >> we lucked out and booked the flight -- one of the first flights that's actually scheduled to go back. >> reporter: the storm derailed
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commuter systems. in upstate new york, sandy dumped boats on to tracks and hurled more boats and cargo containers on to bridges in new jersey. >> new jersey transit and light rail remains suspended. as i said this morning, it's going to take some time for this system to come fully operational. >> amtrak trains will resume rolling today between d.c. and newark. service farther north along the northeast corridor remains shut down because of flooded new york tunnels. >> we operate other people's tracks as well. so we have to wait for them to clear and repair their track. >> a united airlines operations told cbs this morning that it will get flights out today from jfk and from newark international. laguardia, though, frankly is still a mess. we're not sure when it's going to reopen. united says the best case scenario could see some flights on thursday. charleie, norah? >> bob orr, thank you. the economic impact of sandy could be just as damaging. analyst pres dict sandy will cost about 50 billion in storm
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damage and in lost business. that would make it one of the five most expensive hurricanes in u.s. history. speaking of the economic impact, financial markets have just reopened, despite the fact the power is still out on wall street. they were closed monday and tuesday because of sandy. rebecca jarvis is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> reporter: charlie and norah, good morning. things went off here this morning without a hitch. the new york stock exchange opened as planned at 9:30 a.m. the bell was rung by new york city mayor mike bloomberg. i recently spoke with the ceo of nyse who told me that this was one of the big hurdles. getting things open, running smoothly in the beginning of the day was one of the big obstacles that they were looking at. now that we've gotten past that, this site is running on generator power. most of lower manhattan, frankly, doesn't have electricity. the new york stock exchange is running on generator power so that generator is going to be an important component of keeping things running smoothly
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throughout the rest of the day. as will connectivity. a number of the traders here don't necessarily have access to internet, cell phones, blackberrys are not working here on the floor. and cellular communications are very important to connecting a trader at another location to a trader here on the floor or to the new york stock exchange. the new york stock exchange physically has not suffered any damages. nor have the servers that this site runs off of that are located in other locations like new jersey. so, frankly, things here are running according to the new york stock exchange as smoothly as they possibly could. the next big hurdle is closing on time. >> after sandy is still hitting hard in the west virginia this morning where authorities are reporting two more weather related deaths. anna werner is in the middle of the snow in elkins, west virginia. >> elkins is kind of an island surrounded by the mountains and now the snow. it makes it difficult for people to get in and out of town.
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and finding fuel and supplies has been difficult. there's no gas and finding any other kind of supplies has been virtually impossible. the only store open in downtown elkins seemed to be this walgreens where despite the lack of electricity, a store manager opened the doors for residents hunting for supplies. >> we have batteries. we don't have d batteries. we have every other battery. >> people lined up to be escorted through the daernged store to pick up shovels, ice or other items. >> the power is out. we're trying everything we can. >> snowfall ranging from several inches to a couple of feet weighed down trees and power lines. outages took out power throughout this small city. bill spent the day removing large tree branches from his yard and the yards of his neighbors. >> when is the last time you saw a storm this bad? >> i haven't. >> this is the worst one? >> yeah.
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it's a mixture of everything. snow, wind and rain. >> reporter: police advise people to stay off roads but were kept busy responding to calls for help. >> we have a lot of snow, heavy snow. we've got power lines down. trees down. we've got vehicles that are stranded here and there, so we've got our work cut out for us today. >> reporter: the good news for residents here is the snow is expected to taper off over the next 24 hours and cars are now getting around on the roads. the bad news is, power outages could continue for days. back to you. >> it is 7:19. ♪[ music ]
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the hospital is evacuated. 20 babies in intensive care need to go. with no lights and no elevators to help them. >> we had to go down nine flights of stairs that were wet and had patients lying on the floors. >> dr. john lapook was there. he takes us inside that rescue mission on cbs this morning. [ female announcer ] beef, meet flavor boost.
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civic center plaza.. anne makovec is there, ready fora giants celebration. good morning, everyone. 7:26 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. let's get right out to san francisco civic center plaza. anne makovec is there in her orange ready for a big giants celebration. >> reporter: this is where the parade is going to end up this morning. you can see hundreds of people already packing the lawn in front of san francisco's city hall coming from all over the bay area all over the state. everybody is wearing their orange and black. so the presentation will start in front of city hall at 12:30. the parade starts at the base of market street at 11:00 and it is going to work its way straight down market street. that's a little different from the route it took in 2010. it is all going to be on market street. and again, end here at civic center plaza. of course, we have all the
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coverage for you but it's already packed. public transportation is already packed. so just watch the parade on tv if you are not big enough it brave these crowds. frank, back to you. >> if you are not en route, you might be out of luck. anne makovec live for us in san francisco. that all important weather forecast and traffic, too, for the parade and halloween tonight coming your way right after this. ,,,,,,,,
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good morning. well, if you are heading to san francisco for the giants day parade, all mass transit pretty much ramping up their service. bart offering extra long commute trains. parking lots are already full in stations and the ferries are packed. >> storm clouds headed our way. it will stay dry for the parade but for trick or treaters this evening clouds will sweep in. temperatures only in the 60s. more showers tomorrow morning. ,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." new york city has a new tourist attraction. this massive construction crane partially collapsed during the storm 750 feet in the air. >> it is still dangling above midtown manhattan. police have evacuated the entire city block underneath because of the safety hazard. >> reporter: city officials were watching it, too. it's not like they didn't see the potential for an accident like this happening. so just before sandy hit, they issued a mandatory stop work order on all construction sites in the city and they did surprise inspections, including one of this site on friday. now this construction site since it started had had 110
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complaints. 21 of those this year alone. seven of those involving the crane. the last one, a violation actually resulted in a stop work order that was corrected by the general contractor. those were all fixed, and the crane itself was inspected friday. that was just three days before the boom snapped. when the crane folded, the winds were up to 90 to 100 miles per hour. so what was a tower crane doing still up atop a skyscraper during a hurricane? in fact, this was one of several tower cranes. some at construction sites even taller than the 72-story project that remained up because they take too long and cost too much to take down. both the construction company and city inspectors say the cranes are set to weather vain. that means setting the crane and its tall boom so they'll just turn in the direction of heavy
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winds, like a weather vain. but for some reason, that didn't work. construction safety expert peter amato says it's too early to know what went wrong. >> possibilities could be multiple factors. there are variable conditions. human error. structural failure and weather conditions. in this case, based on the video i saw it appears quite evident that there most devastating factor on this crane accident was the wind. >> reporter: in a city that defines high real estate prices, this building that calls itself 157 may redefine it. it has duplex condos selling for up to $90 million. the builder of this project is one of the world's biggest. but it has also had issues with safety and integrity. in 2008, len lease had to make a deal with prosecutors to avoid manslaughter charges. that after safety violations at one of its demolition sites contributed to the death of two
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firemen. and this year, len lease admitted to a series of issues including overbilling its clients for ten years. the company agreed to pay $56 million in fines to avoid federal prosecution. since then, the company has made reforms. but for now, with the street still frozen and the entire block evacuated, the question is, how and how soon will they get the broken boom down? >> the procedure there, when the winds die down, will be to try to get the boom and strap it to the building and then we can reopen the streets and over a period of time, the contracting company will have to figure out a way to build a new crane on top and take that one down. >> reporter: now new york city has some of the toughest regulations and laws when it comes to cranes in the country. that's because in 2008, there were two separate accidents involving cranes. one, a tower crane just like this that resulted in the deaths
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of 11 people. charlie? >> so, john, how long will it take to repair the crane? >> reporter: well, it may take longer to make the plan to repair the crane. but once they figure out whether they are going to pull it up with another crane from the top or dismantle it from the bottom or tie it to the building and take it apart from there, that would take only two or three days. that street is still blocked and the people evacuated. >> john miller, thank you. praise is pouring in for the people who got hundreds of patients out of a manhattan hospital. 20 of them were newborns in intensive care. dr. john lapook spoke with some of their parents, their very grateful parents. [ mom ] 3 days into school break and they're already bored.
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. the staff at a manhattan hospital has become a symbol of all the people during the storm of sandy. >> all patients had to be taken to other hospitals. dr. jon lapook was there with some tiny children were safely moved out. good morning. >> good morning. as hurricane sandy slammed into new york city monday night 10 feet of water flooded seven builds of the new york university langone medical center with the tiniest evacuees most at risk. >> doctors, nurses and hospital staff sought to evacuate patients from nyu langone medical center monday night. the most vulnerable, 20 newborn babies clinging to life in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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>> all these monitors here, there's a lot of buzzing and everything just went. >> joann's son jackson born 27 weeks prematurely was carried in the dark by a nurse who also held his oxygen tank. >> we had to go down nine flight of stairs that were wet and had adult patients lying on the floors in like stretchers. it was pretty crazy. all of this in complete darkness. >> people running around, pushing gurneys. >> outside the hospital, jeremy checked on his son william who was born three weeks ago with congenital heart disease but no one would let him in. >> i tried to explain i had a 3-week-old fresh off heart surgery. >> he waited outside in the driving wind and rain for two hours. finally a doctor escorted him inside. >> we jog, ran up 15 flights of stairs up to his floor and got
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to the top of the steps and the floor was pitch black. i found my son, found his nurse and kind of an awesome moment and then we walked down together. >> a harrowing drive down dark slick streets to hospital that lost power followed. mount sinai for william. >> for his situation and age he's doing good considering the long journey we had in an ambulance to get here. >> by tuesday morning all the patients at nyu were successfully evacuated to nearby hospitals. >> looking for me? >> no one is more grateful for the hospital's response than the parents of those 20 infants. >> hey buddy boy. >> they didn't choose the hurricane or power outage but they responded perfectly to it. as a parent, you know, it's very intense to deal with something about your kid. but they got the best possible care and it meant the world to my wife and i. we're grateful. >> incredible. >> it is incredible. you remember yesterday i talked
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about a 29-week-old boy, little infant with oxygen over his face. i'm pretty sure that was skraun. it made a specific impression on me because my own son noah was born 29 weeks prematurely. >> the biggest risk was? >> lack of medicine, lack of oxygen. you have these tiny babies who are dependent on getting enough oxygen to their lungs. in newborns their lungs are immature and they need that oxygen in order to breathe, to live. imagine you're on there, the clock is ticking because you're now on battery power. when will it go
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the race is on this sunday in spite of sandy.
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we'll look at the new challenge for the runners in the new york city marathon. getting to the starting line. you're watching cbs "this morning."
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than a week before the city's biggest event the new york marathon. mayor michael bloomberg said the race will go on this sunday as scheduled. >> getting tens of thousands of runners through the streets is a challenge. christina baraicevic has covered the marathon. welcome. we know the damage of the storm to put this on. >> there's a lot of different things that will be hurdles. one is the course. it's lucky it doesn't go through lower manhattan it end in central park. looking for downed trees. a lot of dangers that the mayor has warned about in terms of people being on the roads. subways. how will volunteers get to where they need to go. this course goes through five boroughs. the bigger issue is how will the runners get here. they've done a great job to get world class runners here to trees. it's a great race whether you're
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a bucket lister or a pro or an olympian. i talked to somebody who is stranded in new zealand. people from around the world with our airports shut down just can't get here not to mention the hotels. the economic impact of the storm is tremendous. and the marathon is not excluded. >> are many people suggesting it's a bad idea. >> yes. commente comment commenters don't think it's a good idea. there's a question how the city's resources will be used is fair. new york police department is part of what makes this marathon happen. in addition to the volunteers, we're waiting for more details from the mayor's office and roadrunners today. >> you bring up an important point new york city's resources to be used for this race whether they should be diverted to other people without power and trapped inside their apartments those types of things. the other side of it is people
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say we can't let a storm like this define us we have to continue to run and carry out events like this if we move forward. >> it's interesting. the marathon it's easy to look at this as one event. it's many days of events. many companies that have events tied to this, there's an economic impact but runners train months. for some people the journey that this marathon represents is huge. a lot of emotion tied to this event. >> people say if this marathon goes on it will be one of the most be emotional marathons in new york city history. >> think that's entirely possible. >> sometimes events like this can lift the spirits. >> it's too early to tell. the next couple of days will be crucial. maybe they will change the course. maybe it will be smaller marathon. but they have their work cut out for them. >> thank you. and in the presidential race new poll numbers this morning show the candidates running neck and neck in some of the key
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broadway is paying a high price for superstorm sandy. every show was forced to take tuesday night off and that's just part of the impact on new york's entertainment business. >> we'll find out when the actors are going back on stage and show you who did go on tv last night. your local news is next.
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this morning's world series parade. anne makovec joins us live from san francisco. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. giants fans are gearing up for the parade. anne makovec joins us live now from san francisco, where i see lots of people gathering behind you. >> reporter: huge crowds, hundreds of people. the crowd has been growing by the minute in front of san francisco's city hall. you can see it here behind me. this is where the parade is going to end up and the presentation is going to start at about 12:30. let's take a look at the map of the parade route. the parade is going to start at the foot of market street at 11:00 and then end up here at city hall. up to a million people are expected in the city. public transportation is packed. and all the areas along market street are getting packed. michelle, back to you. >> thank you, anne. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,, ,,,,
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giants fans are gearing up for the parade. anne makovec joins us live now from san francisco, where i see lots of people gathering
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good morning. well, if you are planning on heading into san francisco for the giants parade, you may want to head out the door quickly. it's already packed on city streets around san francisco, market and mission, closing later on this morning around 9:30. and over at the bay bridge, you can see it is stacked up well into the macarthur maze. we're also watching this crash along the peninsula northbound 101 right before 92. that is traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> plenty of clouds of around the bay area, elizabeth. folks getting ready for the parade today. the civic is getting crowded there as folks already are showing up early on this morning. just waiting to see what it's going to be by about 11:00 today. now, we're hoping that rain holds off. you see that storm system just to the north. i think it will. but toward the evening hours for trick or treaters chance of rain across the north bay and into the central bay, temperatures only in the 60s today. could see some showers into tomorrow morning. then we dry things out by saturday and sunday. lots of sunshine returns. the temperatures warming up, maybe some 80s into the first part of next week. ,,,,,,,,
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♪ it's 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." rescue crews count the damage from superstorm sandy and search for more victims. we'll take another look at the hardest hit areas, and thanks to sandy, the show did not go on last night. we'll show you the impact on the world of entertainment. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." >> we'll rebuild it. no question in my mind, we'll rebuild it. but for those of us who are my age, it won't be the same. >> just as the storm seemed to be ending, two new jersey towns were hit by massive flooding. hundreds of people had to evacuate. >> the sun is out in atlantic city now. that's something we haven't seen in a while, but still nearly 2
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million people in this state remain without power. >> we knew it was going to be bad, but this is pretty devastating. >> residents here were actually not told to evacuate. now they have a long ordeal ahead. >> and new york city is struggling to come to life after the storm. >> the seawater that came over that wall and flooded subway stations has crippled lower manhattan. >> it's the worst thing that happened in this city certainly since 9/11. >> things went off here this morning without a hitch. the new york stock exchange opened as planned. >> new york city has a new tourist attraction, this massive construction crane partially collapsed during the storm. >> city officials were watching it, too. it's not like they didn't see the potential for an accident like this coming. >> when's the last time you saw a storm this bad? >> i haven't. >> we're supposed to start our week of shows last night, but we couldn't because of hurricane sandy. more than 8 million people lost power, which means no one's watching right now.
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>> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. millions in the east face a long and difficult recovery from superstorm sandy. at this hour, the death toll in the united states has reached 9 59. crews are working around the clock to restore power to more than 6 million customers who have no electricity. >> the new york stock exchange reopened this morning after a two-day shutdown. and in washington, the smithsonian museum also reopened along with the national zoo. jeff glor's in the hard-hit atlantic city, new jersey, area, where he toured some of the damage with the coast guard. jeff? >> reporter: gayle, good morning. we went out with this coast guard helicopter, a dolphin chopper yesterday, as they did some damage assessments over atlantic city. but they were also looking for any potentially leaking fuel or ships that might be adrift. the coast guard did tell me when we were up that there was a derecho here, a strong line of thunderstorms that came through atlantic city in june that actually took out a lot of trees, and that may have minimized the damage from sandy,
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because sandy, otherwise, might have taken those down. but of course, the damage is not just in atlantic city. nearly 2 million customers are without power this morning. that is two-thirds of the people who live in this state. now, here in atlantic city, we should be clear, not all of the boardwalk is gone, but parts of it are, and that's one of the things that governor chris christie will be talking to president obama about today. he's hoping to get the army corps of engineers here as quickly as possible to begin the rebuilding process and replan what they can do to fix the beach. >> all right, jeff glor. thanks. we'll go now from the jersey shore to new york city. jim axelrod is in lower manhattan with that part of the story. jim, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. a million customers are still without power in the new york metropolitan area. power is not expected to be back on until this weekend at the earliest. bus service has resumed in new york city, although subways will be out of service for several
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days, at least. we have some dramatic video we want to show you of rescues from rooftops in staten island. five adults and a child in total rescued by new york police department helicopters. they were trapped in their homes, made it to rooftops. the rescues carried out by nypd's helicopter 23, which was named after the 23 nypd officers killed on 9/11. of course, this is the biggest challenge the city has faced since 9/11. for as many dramatic pictures as we've been showing you the last couple of days, we have more mundane but just as meaningful picture for folks that are interested in at least some small steps to getting back to normal, pictures of the ferry service resuming from new jersey to this ferry station in lower manhattan. we've been watching it for several days. no ferry. and today the service resumed. back to you. >> jim axelrod, thanks. now to politics and the race for the white house. a new quinnipiac/cbs news/"the
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new york times" poll focuses on three battleground states that could decide tuesday's presidential election. >> president obama leads governor mitt romney by five points in ohio. that's the same as last week. in virginia, the president holds a two-point lead. however, his republican challenger has an edge with independent voters. and in florida, governor romney has cut the president's nine-point advantage last month to just one point. jan crawford is in tampa covering the romney campaign. jan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. romney's been keeping a pretty low profile over the past couple days as he's been trying to maintain this delicate balance between keeping a public presence while the east coast is being battered by hurricane sandy. but now, six days to go, he is back on the campaign trail. he's got a rally here shortly. they've just opened the doors to let people in. he is looking to build that momentum, continue building momentum. as you said, our poll here in florida shows he's picked up a lot of ground with voters in this key state in the past month.
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romney arrived in florida tuesday night ahead of three campaign events here today. he'll be joined by senator marco rubio and former florida governor jeb bush as he makes stops just outside miami and along the i-4 corridor, looking to reach crucial swing voters. our new poll now has romney in a dead heat with the president after trailing by nine points just over a month ago. romney is now edging out the president among seniors and has cut his lead with women voters in half. today will be romney's first campaign rally since hurricane sandy pounded the east coast. tuesday he was in the key state of ohio but focused his attention on the storm as he helped support eers who bought supplies for victims. >> it's part of the american spirit, the american way to give to people in need, and your generosity this morning touches my heart, and i appreciate what you've done. >> reporter: in florida, romney is expected to continue pushing a message of bipartisanship. our poll shows voters here believe he will do a better job
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working with democrats and republicans. more florida voters also say romney has stronger leadership qualities than the president. but that poll was taken before hurricane sandy, and now the president is dealing with the aftermath and the response to the storm, has a huge opportunity to change people's views on those qualities and also to build his lead on the question of which candidate better understands people's needs and problems. voters here in florida give the president the edge on empathy. norah, charlie and gayle? >> jan crawford, thank you. president obama heads to new jersey today to see the damage from superstorm sandy. nancy cordes is at the white house this morning. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. well, this is the president's fourth full day off the campaign trail. the white house is hoping that he can get back to it tomorrow. he leaves the white house around midday today to go tour some of that devastation, as you mentioned, with governor chris christie. the rest of the time, he's in a flurry of conference calls and meetings as he tries to balance being president with running for
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re-election. >> america's with you. we are standing behind you and we are going to do everything we can to help you get back on your feet. >> reporter: at red cross headquarters tuesday, the president remembered the victims of the storm, then praised the mayors and governors from impacted areas. >> they have done extraordinary work, working around the clock. >> reporter: he specifically mentioned new jersey governor chris christie. an obama critic and romney supporter who multiple times during the day complimented the president's response to the storm, saying he's more concerned about new jersey than presidential politics. >> the cooperation from the president of the united states has been outstanding. he deserves great credit. >> reporter: in an effort to remind voters that the president is engaged and in charge, his advisers released behind-the-scenes picture of him meeting with national security and emergency officials. the obama campaign also e-mailed supporters a link to donate to the red cross via their campaign website. to fill the void out on the campaign trail, former president
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bill clinton and vice president joe biden were dispatched, not just to key swing states, but to democratic-leaning minnesota and pennsylvania, to respond to a last-minute push by the romney campaign. >> in the real world, barack obama's policies work better. >> reporter: the best news for the obama campaign in our new quinnipiac/cbs news/"the new york times" poll is that the president maintains a five-point lead in ohio, his firewall. he mostly has that lead, norah, because of a 17-point lead in the state among women, while governor romney leads among men but by a smaller six points. >> nancy cordes, thank you. let's bring in chief washington correspondent and host of "face the nation," bob schieffer. bob, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> so, how do you read the latest polls? >> well, it's very, very close. but you know, i've got to tell you, charlie, i'm with governor christie on one thing, it is very difficult to think about these polls right now when you look at the pictures that we've
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just been seeing, this devastation. the interesting thing in this poll is that governor romney seems to be moving in florida and virginia ever so slightly, but president obama is holding the lead that he has held in ohio. i was going to say at the start of this morning, i think that's because of the success of the auto bailout that had a big impact in ohio. but just as i was thinking about saying that, then i get this poll that comes in from michigan, not our poll, but the "detroit news" poll, which suggested it's closer than ever now in michigan, where neither side was even advertising before. now i understand they're both making buys in michigan. this race is so close, charlie, it's hard to say why anything is the way it is this morning. >> makes it more exciting. >> yeah. so, bob, you thisee president oa
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is going to be touring new jersey with governor chris christie, who has been one of president obama's sharpest critics, and yet the two coming together. some saying, well, governor christie now hurting romney by doing this. other people are sort of saying maybe these two guys are just doing their job and coming together, regardless of party. what do you think? >> you know what i think, norah, i think this is -- when we see governor christie here, i think he is behaving as we would expect a leader to behave. i mean, you know, this country has gotten so divided, and the partisanship is running so high. i mean, why wouldn't the governor of new jersey, a state that's been hit like this, why wouldn't he call on the president? he needs the president right now. and why wouldn't he be gracious enough to say thank you when the president gets on the phone. he said yesterday, he talked to him three times, the last time at midnight. why wouldn't he say thank you? his folks need the federal government right now. and i must say, i wish more
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officials would act like this. i think this is what americans are hungry for right now is officials who can come together, to solve the problem, whatever it is. >> ultimately, even the president said the other day that he's not worried about the impact of sandy on his election right now, he's worried about the impact on families. what do you think, bob, ultimately, this hurricane sandy will have, this frankenstorm will have on this election? >> you know, i think it's probably, gayle, it's going to be a wash, because you know, it's down to the battleground states -- virginia, north carolina, these were the states on the east coast where it was hardest hit. it had a slight impact, i think, on the early voting in those states, but i'm told that both of those states, they'll have their polling places up and running on election day. i think, as rich beeson, who is the political director for the
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romney campaign, told me the other day -- or told me just yesterday -- he said, look, it's the same storm in the same states for both candidates. so, i think, basically, it's going to be a wash. i mean, i don't think it's going to change the vote in new york. i don't think it's going to change the vote in new jersey, both of which are strongly democratic. and so far, minimal impact on the east coast in those two battleground states. >> all right, bob schieffer, thanks.,,,,
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i want to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the goeb. the "wall street journal" said home prices rose 2% in august. largest increase in two years. prices rose 1.2% in july. the recovery is being driven by rising demand, declining inventory and low interest rates. >> "san francisco chronicle" reports on a fascinating discovery on mars. the red sand scooped up by the nasa recover curiosity is similar to the vulcanic soil in hay. this is the first time x-rays from earth have ever been used on another planet. the las vegas review journal says an arrest has been made in the theft of $1.6 million. it took akingide cole less than 30 minutes to steal those chips.
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>> disney will dplars 4 billion to lucas films giving it control of the "star wars" franchise. and britain's telegraph says global wine shortage is predicted. pushing prices up this fall. wine production is expected to hit its lowest level in 37 years after bad weather ruined grape crops around the world. bad news for charlie. this morning a lot of people are -- >> charlie is going why me, norah. >> why me? >> a lot of other people. >> including you. >> that part too. >> this morning a lot of people are staring at their storm damaged property and thinking how do we fix this. well tv's "million dollar contractor" will help you make some good decisions with some great information as we continue on cbs "this morning." ,,,,,,
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biggest party of the year. it is 8:25. time now for some news headlines. san francisco is getting ready for the biggest party of the year. we're of course talking about the big giants victory parade and we have cbs 5 reporter anne makovec at civic center plaza. i cannot believe how busy it is there all right. >> reporter: oh, yeah, elizabeth. the crowd has been picking up by the minute. you can see hundreds of people behind me. this is the lawn in front of city hall. and you can see people who have been here since around midnight last night. and they are very excited this morning. and they have several more hours to be so before the parade ends up here. they have a big screen and a lot of excitement as you can tell. now, let's take a look at the parade route because this is the route that the parade is going to start at 11:00. people are already lining this route right now and it is all
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on market street. it starts at the foot of market street along the embarcadero. and then it comes here to city hall. now, public transportation is packed. the streets are packed. and we are still several hours away from the parade, which again starts at 11:00. elizabeth? >> fans loving some tv time. thanks, anne. we'll have more traffic and weather right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. the bay bridge toll plaza packed this morning. the "meet the press" were turned off around 6:00 and it's
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looked like this ever since. it's jammed solid through the macarthur maze. but but it seems like a lot of folks are using mass transit this morning to get into the san francisco for the big giants parade. hour-long waits for the larkspu ferry. parking lots are jammed. >> with more on our weather forecast, here's lawrence. >> we had drizzle around the bay area early on this morning. a lot of clouds all day long. a lot of 50s out there now. by the afternoon, even a chance of rain. but i don't think for the giants parade. i think we'll be dry for them but for the evening chance of showers there. 60s into the afternoon hours. next couple of days it looks like, well, we are going to keep things unsettled as that cold front sweeps in overnight into tomorrow morning. then by tomorrow afternoon we start to dry things out. the weekend is look good. high pressure moving back in. and by sunday and monday, maybe some offshore winds and warmer temperatures. ,,,,,,
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it's about 8:00 in the morning. we're in the middle of watching that storm for cbs "this morning." we smelled smoke, we saw just a little wisp of smoke pouring out. this is a full blown house fire in an abandoned, empty house and firefighters have just arrived to put it out. it's one of the examples of the
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dangers left behind in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> boy. welcome back to cbs "this morning." that's our elaine quijano, on the scene in moonachie, new jersey just as a fire boek out there. we follow the devastation and recovery. that's full blown there. we follow the recovery from superstorm sandy. what to do? you're standing there doing the story and then you hear this behind you. >> incredible pictures. looks like the firefighters made it on the scene quickly. right now we want to check in with chip reid, he's in summers point, new jersey where people are starting to return to their homes this morning. chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and gayle. i am standing in summers point. this is the story of two towns, two neighboring towns. summers point was hit pretty hard by hurricane sandy here on the mainland of new jersey. out there across the bay is ocean city, new jersey which sits on a fragile narrow barrier island. and that is where sandy hit first.
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summers point, new jersey is ten miles down the road from a devastated atlantic city. >> half of summers point in our backyard. our entire dock. our shed came down. devastating. >> reporter: the storm destroyed the town's beloved fishing pier, the pavilion now sits in the bay. an emergency responder here for 36 years said it's the worst he's ever seen. >> our fishing pier is now a gazebo in the water. >> came right off. >> yep. the docks here are gone. >> reporter: though a piece of summers point nostalgia is all but gone the feeling for many residents is relief. >> we're safe. we're safe. the houses were safe. just a lot of clean up and mess and i guess money. >> reporter: but as bad as it is in summers point it's worse out on the barrier islands like
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ocean city that line new jersey's coast. when sandy came ashore she hit here first. tom and eileen feel lucky to be alive. >> lost our fingernails watching the news over the last couple of days and not to say we're not devastated. but what's important to us we still have our footprint here. >> reporter: their vacation house is gutted, swamped by the storm. all that remains is the bare framework of their home. >> we had a lot of, you know, good times here. going to be a lot of cleaning up. >> reporter: now barrier islands like ocean city run all up and down the new jersey coast. and they certainly are a great vacation spot but they also serve another purpose. when a big storm like sandy hits they cushion the blow for towns like summers point. norah and gayle.
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>> chip reid, thank you. we mentioned earlier that sandy could be one of the five most expense hurricanes in u.s. history. list focus on that now with our editor of cbs moneywatch. jack, the cost is just staggering, the devastation. how is this going to impact our larger economy? >> sure. early estimates are tough to get a handle on but it looks like there's something in the range of $20 billion just in property damage, lost business that could be anywhere from $10 to $30 billion as we sort through these things that just aren't happening right now because of the storm. think about it. from the empire state building to wall street, there's no electricity. that's a lot of economic activity that's just not happening right now. >> whenever you have these kinds of stories they say there's a silver lining. i think it's hard to see that when you're in the middle of this kind of devastation. do you see one? >> i hate to talk about such a thing after what you've been showing on television.
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it's true. the construction industry is exhibit a. think about it. ever since the great recession there's been no reason to bang nails. we built too many houses so there's no reason to build any more. now we have a reason to build some more house because a lot have been destroyed. 2 million construction jobs simply didn't come back after the housing bubble burst. now a few of those guys will get back to work. other industries will see something. i don't know if anybody stood in line on saturday to purchase supplies. rental cars. people have to get around. renting cars. even purchasing cars. we've seen what happened to those flooded out cars. buying new ones. >> i read a piece in the paper this morning about a local dealership in new york that said they usually push 60 cars per month they are gone because so many people need cars to get to work and their previous cars are under water somewhere. >> is this a sustaining kind of push or short term? >> interesting point. i think that the biggest damage
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actually will be felt immediately. so even the fourth quarter but certainly this week you'll see a negative sbakt. the restaurant that didn't serve the meals, airline flights that didn't go. airlines will get hit hard. their margins are so thin. they will get hurt. over the long term, charlie, say the first quarter of next year, second quarter of next year, that's when this building is taking place on the jersey shore. when more people will decide i got buy that new car. so i think you'll see a little bit of a boost early next year for the fourth quarter of this year i think it will hurt us a little bit. >> there's this question, it raises the need to do the important things in terms of infrastructure. it raises a red flag to do that now. >> yes. that could be a boost. there's even talk gosh with new york do we need to think about seawalls as they have in other low-lying places. how do we get these subways
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back. do we need some work there. yes over time. of course we get back to the old discussion that's federal money. you can't ,,,,,,,,,,
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as barry petersen reports a lot of shows are not going on. >> reporter: oh, what a night indeed, new york's bustling broadway scene has gone from singing to sand bags. ♪ >> reporter: say hello to hurricane sandy which forced all 40 theaters in the great white way to shut down saying good-bye to hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue. to stem the losses, spiderman and his friends really do need to turn off the dark. >> producers have to pay their staff and the actors anyway so it really is a complete loss for them. >> reporter: for the second night david letterman showed up for the late show but played to an empty theater. >> we pretend there's an
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audience. >> no like every other night we pretend the audience isn't here. >> thank you for ignoring the local authorities to be here tonight. >> reporter: jimmy kimmel brought his l.a. based show to a waterlogged brooklyn. analysts are finding little to laugh about over sandy's financial impact. person of interest and seven other tv shows that film in new york were told by the city they had to stop working and now face the expensive process of rejuggling production schedules. >> how important is opening weekend to a movie maker? >> it's very important. that's the weekend where you make your mark. >> reporter: paul tracks the movie box office for hollywood.com. he says that just like hundreds of jets on the east coast the big budget movie flight might be grounded on its upcoming opening weekend while another film opening this weekend might get a
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lift. >> a movie like "rocket ralph" which is escapism, is it a chance it may get a boost. >> "rocket ralph" might provide an anecdote. >> reporter: how is this for a hollywood plot twist. the big budge russell movie about a flood includes building arc. it had to shut down building in new york because sand chip created floods that were all too real. amazing. david letterman goes on even without an audience. >> and jimmy kimmel. that was great. big week. >> many storm victims have a new worry, who is going to fix the house. tv's "million dollar contractor" says you don't have to do it right away. we'll ask him how to find the right help. ahead. he's the one in the played shirt. ahead on cbs "this morning." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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super storm sandy, overwhelmed sewer systems on top of everything else. tens of millions of gallons of sewage is sitting in waterways along the east coast. >> health departments are warning residents about tap water, seth is in connecticut with that story. >> reporter: good morning to you. the waste water is treated and considered safe. the concern is the waste water that doesn't make to it if facilities like this one, there are 55 smaller pumping stations that fuel the facility, during
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hurricane sandy, three temporarily knocked offline. that sends 55,000 gallons of raw untreated sewage in to the ocean. maryland, report of millions of gallons of overflowing sewage, to connecticut, sewer plants were knocked offline, headlines following hurricane sandy raised questions about water safety. >> in a disaster like sandy, it's not uncommon for us to have real problems with the quality of the drinking water. >> reporter: the doctor is the director of the national center for disaster preparedness. >> it can get contaminated through break down, through overflow of sewers and things that could make the drinking water unsafe. >> reporter: residents of hard hit atlantic city are asked to boil water, untreated sewage is flowing in to waterways this map highlights red zones, that should be avoided.
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brooklyn, flood water overtopped sides of the canal. a designated toxic souper fund site. michael bloomberg maintains the drinking water is safe. it tastes like it has chlorine in it. we want to take extra precautions. >> reporter: following a storm, drinking bottled water is safest. and says use common sense. >> it is highly advicable to stay away from the water. >> reporter: 15 to 20 million gallons of partially treated sewage is believed to have flowed in to long island sound when pumping stations were overwhelmed by the storm surge. dan is connecticut's governor. >> suffice to say incomes the immediate time being no one should eat the clam or oysters. >> reporter: the staff here at this facility says they are operating around the clock working long shifts trying to
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keep the facility up and running. it's one of a third of the facilities in connecticut still operating on back up generator power. >> thank you, seth. the damage from storm like sandy doesn't disappear when the sun comes out, sometimes you find more trouble. steve, host of the million dollar contractor is here with post sandy advice. >> good morning, everybody. >> i've seen you in x a. i know you know what to do with a hammer and a saw. >> i try. >> what is the biggest problem you see? >> people are starting to return to their homes what they don't realize, you have to really be caution when you enter in to the home. especially the ones flooded and evacuated and look around for downed power lines around the home, possibly smell of gas, you want to check out the structural cracks, some people don't realize your foundation maybe per fecialght but the soil eroded maybe from a month
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or two from now it may cause a crack. check it out before you bring the family back in. >> what repairing shouldn't we be doing ourselves? >> you can do anything when it comes to structural foundations, structural foundation is something you want to get a pro at. electrical, maybe a furnace, if you had water, your furnace maybe out. things that are important to make sure someone who is a professional does it. >> went we saw elain reporting outside a home in new jersey that caught fire while she was reporting, that's dangerous. >> especially people have water in the basement, they don't real laze by the time they get in, the water has gone down. the outlets and resent calls were covered -- receptacles were covered. the bacteria from the water, you don't know what kind of contaminants are in the bacteria, that can do something to the electrical wiring and you can cause a fire. >> watchout for storm chasers.
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yes. there are going to be people coming door too door and telling you, can i fix your home. you have to take a step back and say, if it's not urgent i'm going to get a few prices, i'm going to look at their work, follow the normal guidelines of hiring the right contractor rather than because you are afraid and want to get it over with. people are excited about getting it repaired, they are willing to do anything to get it repaired. you may hire a shoe makers. what are things you should fix right away? >> if you have a hole in your roof, fix that right away. you could cover it with a -- it's going the be winter. fix the heating. the electrical, fix the electrical right now because that didn't cause a problem later on. clean out your basement right now. >> good advice. thank you so much. pleasure to have you here.
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that does it for us, storm coverage continues on your local station throughout the day and tonight on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. we leave you with a last look at the sights and sounds of super storm sandy. see you tomorrow here on cbs this morning. f superstorm sandy. see you tomorrow here on "cbs this morning." >> america's with you. we are standing behind you and we are going to do everything we can to help you get back on your feet. >> the remains of superstorm sandy still causing trouble as far west as wisconsin, but it's nothing like the damage in the northeast. >> new jersey, nearly 2 million people remain without power. >> we knew it was going to be bad, but this is pretty devastating. >> the flooding, the destruction there is pretty severe. >> as you can see, there is plenty of standing water that still remains. >> people are things we can't replace. >> new york city is struggling to come to life after the storm. >> the seawater that came over that wall has crippled lower manhattan.
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>> the amount of outages that we're experiencing are literally unprecedented. >> it's the worst thing that's happened in this city and certainly since 9/11. >> there was a devastating fire on the rockaway peninsula, more than 100 homes destroyed. >> the whole family lost everything. >> will you rebuild here? >> we have to. we have nowhere else to go. >> the storm has caused nearly 20,000 flight cancellations. >> this is a ghost town. i've never experienced an airport with nobody here. >> thanks to superstorm sandy, this massive construction crane partially collapsed. >> it is still dangling above midtown manhattan. >> when's the last time you saw a storm this bad? >> i haven't. >> romney's been trying to walk this fine line between maintaining a public presence while the east coast was getting battered by hurricane sandy. >> i'm with governor christie on one thing, it is very difficult to think about these polls right now when you look at the pictures that we've just been seeing. >> we'll rebuild it. no question in my mind, we'll rebuild it. but for those of us who are my
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headline good morning, it is 8:55, i'm lis lis with your cbs 5 head lines. baseball fans ready to show off giants pride. two hours away from the victory parade. anne makovec is at civic center plaza. >> hundreds of people are here elizabeth, they keep pouring in. this is the end spot for the parade. this is where we are going to see the big presentation on the stage here in back of me and front of city hall. the giants are going to be up there, nancy pelosi, officials, that's where the celebration will be full force at 12:30 after the parade and people have been camping out here since last night to get the best spot for the post parade celebration. speaking of the parade, let's
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take a look at that route, it's going to start at 11:00, at the foot of market street. see on the map. come here to city hall. the arrival should be taking place here at about 12:30. people are already lined up along market street, public transportation is packed, we will have all of this streamed live on the website. anne makovec, cbs 5. much more on the traffic conditions, plus the weather forecast, coming right up. this is hayden. that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight.
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transit service everywhere you go, san francisco, for the giants parade. call train delays, 20 minutes, packed with giants fans. a lot of the bart parking lots are full in addition to the ferry service, hour long delays, and don't bother parking the lot is full already. that is traffic for your forecast here is loren. we have clouds racing across the skies, most low clouds and fog right now, drizzle, too, temperatures in the 50s by the afternoon, storm clouds move in. the parade stays dry, by the evening, could be a little bit wet outside. especially the north bay and central bay. showers could continue tomorrow morning dry for the weekend. ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family,
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